Full Day $119 / person
Additional fees apply
Full Day: 9:30
Full Day: 11 miles
Full Day: 13 class III (IV)
Full Day: Lunch
The Numbers whitewater rafting trips in Buena Vista, Colorado
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For those seeking high adventure and thrilling whitewater, the Numbers section of the Arkansas River offers a world-class rafting experience. Descend six miles of continuous rapids with stunning views of the snow-capped Collegiate Peaks. Choose between half day and full day tours – both start with continuous class IV whitewater. Full day adventures include a delicious riverside lunch, followed by a trip through the Narrows section to complete your day. Highlights include amazing whitewater and beautiful mountain scenery.
Departs from River Runners at South Main
These rafting tours are brought to you by River Runners at the BV Adventure Hub in South Main. This outpost is located right next to the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado and is a short drive to the put-in for the Numbers.
When is the best time to raft the Numbers?
The Numbers has a shorter season than some other sections of the Arkansas River, because it is so close to the headwaters and has less tributaries to contribute water to the river. None the less it offers great rafting mid-May through mid-August and many years the season starts sooner and ends later. During high water years this section is closed to commercial rafting during peak runoff, but the alternate trip through the Narrows will not disappoint.
What to bring on your Numbers rafting trip?
PFDs, helmets, paddles, wetsuits, splash tops, wet shoes, first aid, and all other safety equipment are included with the price of your Numbers rafting trip. You may also want to bring base layers (such as polypro or other quick-dry fabrics), sun glasses (straps sold at River Runners), sun block, water bottle, and board shorts.